by Heidi Craig
Get a triple dose of culture this Thursday, with a two vernissages and a slide show/puppet extravaganza care of CBC radio’s WireTap. All events are free, and tipples and nibblies will be available to better help you take in all that excellent, thought-provoking art.
First up, Galerie Push presents Umbra Penumbra, a series of photographic works by Jessica Eaton. The subtle relationship between darkness, light and color, exemplified shots of eclipses and shadowy landscapes, is Eaton’s main theme. 6pm – 9pm. Galerie Push – 372 Ste Catherine West, Suite 425.
Then, head north to Drawn & Quarterly for a special edition of CBC’s WireTap. Part monologue and part telephone conversation, WireTap ushers you into host Jonathan Goldstein’s endearingly odd, exceedingly funny universe. At D&Q, Goldstein and “mystery” guest Howard Chackowicz will preside over slide shows and a brand new WireTap video (involving puppets) for your viewing pleasure. This event will be taped. It may even make it onto the show!
7:30pm – 10pm. Drawn & Quarterly – 211 Bernard West.
After that, head even further north to Red Bird Gallery for the The(y) May Show, an exhibit consisting of “nine artists and no point,” featuring work by Aidan O’Neal, Jeska Slater, Maya Beaudry and others. 8pm – midnight. Red Bird Gallery – 135 Van Horne West.
WireTap poster by Jack Dylan